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  • Carol Perry: Church deacon, volunteer had quick wit

    Carol Perry: Church deacon, volunteer had quick wit
    Carol Perry struggled with rheumatoid arthritis but still was quick to volunteer to help the elderly with errands and to drive them to doctors' appointments. During her five decades in Orange and Seminole counties, she helped the young and the old...
  • Businessmen face off in GOP House primary

    Businessmen face off in GOP House primary
    Republican voters in Florida House District 30 will choose between two conservative businessmen who say they want to create jobs and cut government regulation. Longwood Mayor Bob Cortes and Seminole County businessman Scott Sturgill face off in the...
  • Which schools must add extra hour?

    Which schools must add extra hour?
    These 33 Central Florida schools must tack an extra hour on to their school day for the 2014-15 school year and devote that time to reading lessons: •Lake County: Beverly Shores, Eustis Heights and Leesburg elementary schools; Humanities and Fine...
  • Tony's Deli closes in Orlando's Mills 50, continues in Sanford's eclectic downtown

    Tony's Deli closes in Orlando's Mills 50, continues in Sanford's eclectic downtown
    Tony's Deli, a longtime favorite in Orlando's Mills 50 near downtown, is closed. But a second location has opened at 129 W. First St. in Sanford's historic district. The family-owned Middle Eastern eatery first opened in 1977 and quickly became a go-to...
  • Lake Mary named to list of 10 Best Towns for Families

    Lake Mary named to list of 10 Best Towns for Families
    Lake Mary is a family-friendly city with good schools, affordable homes and a low-crime rate, and that earned it a Top 10 ranking on a new list of "Best Towns for Families" put out by Family Circle magazine. Lake Mary is the only Florida locale on the...
  • Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools

    Not everyone happy with longer day facing 33 schools
    Thirty three Central Florida elementary schools must extend their day by an hour when school starts next month, a plan some say will boost reading skills but others fear will leave young students sapped and overworked. The 33 schools — on campuses...
  • Redistricting sides jostle over whether to redraw congressional lines now

    Redistricting sides jostle over whether to redraw congressional lines now
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's fight over "fair" congressional lines has left policymakers and the court in a paradox: should they require voters throughout Central Florida to cast ballots on illegal maps, or invalidate some votes already cast? Lawyers for...
  • Seminole students and coach lead Florida team to National Tournament of Academic Excellence championship

    Seminole students and coach lead Florida team to National Tournament of Academic Excellence championship
    A team that included two Seminole County students and was coached by a Seminole County teacher has won the National Tournament of Academic Excellence. The competition, which has origins in Florida, concluded Tuesday at Walt Disney World's Contemporary...
  • Special Needs Shelter Registration for Seniors

    Special Needs Shelter Registration for Seniors   The recent storms that hit the Florida Panhandle area have reminded us of the approaching hurricane season. The Atlantic Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. For some in Central Florida,...
  • FDLE: Man plotted rape, killings, DVD

     FDLE: Man plotted rape, killings, DVD
    A Longwood man wanting to get his start in the child-pornography business planned to slash the throats of a mother and father so he could drug and rape their 9-year-old daughter, videotape their sex acts and then kill her, too, state law-enforcement...
  • Bill cracking down on teachers who have sex with students goes to Gov. Scott

    Bill cracking down on teachers who have sex with students goes to Gov. Scott
    A bill that calls for harsher punishments for Florida teachers who molest or have sex with students is headed to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. The ennhanced criminal penalties would apply to authority figures — teachers, coaches, counselors...